The Purple iPhone 12 has a very unique serial number
What you need to know
- The iPhone 12 in Purple has a new kind of serial number.
- It appears to be the first Apple product to feature a randomized serial number.
The new iPhone 12 in Purple has something different than every other Apple product.
As reported by MacRumors, Aaron Zollo from ZolloTech confirmed that the iPhone 12 in its new Purple finish appears to be the first Apple product with a new ten-digit randomized serial number. The outlet was not able to confirm if the change came to the iPhone 12 mini in Purple as well.
Reports that Apple would change its serial number format goes back to March. Internal communication to service providers said that the company would change its serial numbers to a new randomized, ten-digit format.
If the new serial number format came with the new iPhone 12 color, it is likely that we will see the new format on the new iMac, iPad Pro, and Apple TV 4K when they release later this month.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.